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Confession: Turning Back to God

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> One of the rhythms of our Sunday worship is confession: being honest with God about ourselves, our hearts and our choices. When we do so, we can freely receive God's forgiveness, resting in the knowledge that He knows us...

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God is Stronger

Posted by Tim McConnell on

William Shakespeare filled his plays with great spiritual conversations. Many of his characters represent different convictions or philosophies of life. In Hamlet, the character Horatio is a committed naturalistic materialist. He never says those words, but he is a man convinced that the only...

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Christ and the Church, the Grand Design

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> To accompany our 10 a.m. service, Jim DeJarnette, our Minister of Worship and Music penned the words to this hymn. Take a moment to read through it and reflect on the great love God shows us through His church. Join us...

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Alone Is No Good

Posted by Katie Fowler on

It’s no good. That’s what God says in Genesis 2. Interesting isn’t it? In creation, God delights in all that God is bringing about: “And God saw that it was good." It was good.It was good. On day 6 we read in Genesis 1, “God saw all that he had made, and it was...

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Life Groups: Pray For Each Other

Posted by Katie Fowler on

So, what exactly is a Life Group? I get that question a lot. Here’s how we talk about Life Groups: they are smaller communities where we are known by name, pray meaningfully for one another, trust one another enough to speak Scripture into each other’s lives and live...

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Life Together

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my heroes of the faith. Born into a thriving Germany at the height of its cultural, intellectual and economic influence, Bonhoeffer and his family watched their nation pitched into warfare and decline during World War I. Then they watched in terror as the country...

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Life Groups: Known by Name

Posted by Katie Fowler on

You want to go where everybody knows your name. That’s what we want right? Well, maybe not everybody knows your name, but at least some people. I remember when I first moved to Colorado. I was in the grocery store and someone yelled, “Katie!” Of course, my instinct was to...

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Throw It Out

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I like spring cleaning. I like throwing stuff out or, better, giving it away. Sometimes I tell the staff here it’s time to find five things to toss out. There’s never any shortage of church detritus lying around! Throw it out. My church in Georgia had a slight sewage challenge. The...

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74 Years of VBS: Rufina Holstegge's Story

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> On Sunday we'll celebrating this week's Vacation Bible School and hear from our VBS kids, so today we share a story that appeared in our May 2018 magazine. Rufina Holstegge had a 74-year run as a VBS volunteer across the...

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Nothing is Impossible

Posted by Tom Pipkin on

Miracles of Jesus: Nothing is Impossible! That’s the theme for our Vacation Bible School this week at First Pres. Over 230 kids from our church families and the Colorado Springs community are experiencing a week of fun and adventure as we are looking at how nothing is impossible with...

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